Screen Printing Operator
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
The Printer Operator Sets up and operates an automatic screen printing press according to written and/or verbal instructions, established company procedures, safety and quality guidelines.
Solve printing problems and making print adjustments to mechanical operation of press to keep quality, registration, color and optimum production speed.
Understanding of inks, solvents and can print line, halftone and four-color copy on a variety of substrates.
Receives production order and job assignments from supervisor. Reads order to verify quantity to be run, overrun tolerance, color sequence and substrate.
Obtains substrate, screen, ink, squeegees, and related supplies needed to produce job.
Checks screens for proper color sequence and quality.
Sets up press according to established company guidelines, safety and job requirements.
Tests the registration of the print design by allowing the machine to cycle automatically, printing on material scraps until registered.
Prints proof sheets to check press setup, registration, ink viscosity and color.
Secures supervisors approval of 1st run before printing job.
Sign off on production paperwork.
Prints job maintaining optimum production speed and makes press adjustments to maintain print quality, registration and color.
Solves print problems.
Prints line and halftone copy on a variety of substrates.
Completes production run including overruns and production samples.
Completes production records.
Ensures proper cleanliness of press, work station and immediate press area by returning unused ink to ink racks, removing trash, rags and extra press sheets.
Responsible for directing the work of press puller and quality control/belt.
Education and Training:
High School Degree or GED preferred.
Two-four (2-4) years of quality testing/inspection experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
Solid math skills and problem-solving skills.
Proficient at understanding and following quality control guidelines, instructions and charts.
Previous experience with automatic screen print machine.